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Beer steins stand on a table at Hofbraeuhaus beer garden on September 18, 2012 in Muenchen, Germany. You can celebrate right here in California at the Torrance Oktoberfest. Or try the Santa Monica Septemberfest for some American brews. And for the most local craft beer, check out the events of LA Beer Week, happening 9/20 - 9/30.
Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best entertainments around Southern California.
This week, strap on your lederhosen and practice your Do-Re-Mi's, it's time for the annual Hollywood Bowl "Sound of Music" singalong.
For the full Bavarian experience, head down to Torrance for the annual Oktoberfest celebration, just one of a slew of beer-related events brewing around L.A. this weekend. There is also Septemberfest in Santa Monica, America's answer to German Oktoberfest. Plus, L.A. Beer Week kicks off its celebration of the local craft brew scene at a number of venues around the city.
Finally, check out the best alternative comedy acts in one square city block in downtown L.A. this weekend at the first-ever Riot L.A. comedy fest.
Sound of Music Singalong night at the Hollywood Bowl
Where: Hollywood Bowl
When: Sat., Sept. 22 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Alpine Village, Torrance
When: Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 7 to Oct. 27
Where: Santa Monica Pier
When: Sat., Sept. 22
LA Beer Week
Where: various locations
When: Sept. 20 to Sept. 30
Riot LA Comedy Fest
Where: various locations on Main Street in downtown L.A.
When: Sept. 21 to Sept. 23